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The Silent Patient

Alicia Berenson writes a diary as a release, an outlet – and to prove to her beloved husband that everything is fine. She can’t bear the thought of worrying Gabriel or causing him pain. Until, late one evening, Alicia shoots Gabriel five times and then never speaks another word.

Forensic psychotherapist Theo Faber is convinced he can successfully treat Alicia, where all others have failed. Obsessed with investigating her crime, his discoveries suggest Alicia’s silence goes far deeper than he first thought.

With film rights snapped up by an Oscar-winning Hollywood production company, and praise from David Baldacci, who dubbed the novel a ‘totally original, spellbinding psychological mystery’, from A.J. Finn, who stated that it was ‘the perfect thriller’, from Stephen Fry who proclaimed that the Michaelides’ debut was ‘absolutely brilliant’, and from Lee Child for its ‘smart, sophisticated suspense’, The Silent Patient is a heart-stopping novel about a woman’s random act of violence.

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TitleThe Silent Patient
AuthorAlex Michaelides